Transporter 3


Transporter 3 (2008)


Critic Consensus: This middling installment in the Transporter franchise is a few steps down from its predecessors, featuring generic stunts and a lack of energy.


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Strong-armed into transporting the kidnapped daughter of the head of the Environmental Agency for the Ukraine from Marseilles to Odessa, skilled wheelman Frank Martin (Jason Statham) enlists the aid of Inspector Tarconi (François Berléand) in accomplishing the treacherous assignment in this action-packed installment of the popular action series produced by Luc Besson (who also co-scripts). Frank isn't exactly thrilled with his latest assignment, but when his employer turns up the pressure, he has little choice but to deliver. His cargo is a feisty young girl named Valentina (Natalya Rudakova) -- who just happens to be the daughter of Leonid Vasilev (Jeroen Krabbé), the powerful top dog of the Ukraine EPA. Now, as Frank makes his way through Stuttgart and Budapest on the road to the Black Sea, Vasilev's men besiege his car from all sides, and his cynical young passenger gets a bad case of Stockholm Syndrome. As the driver and his cargo grow increasingly close, they both realize that making even a single mistake could cost them dearly. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Transporter 3

All Critics (112) | Top Critics (28)

The flashy editing gets on one's wick and no one's going to win an Oscar - but, really, who's complaining? This is straight-up fisticuff fun.

Dec 5, 2008 | Rating: 4/6 | Full Review…
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Statham is a relatively entertaining action hero - though he is better in the Crank films. The script is by Besson, but the director is Olivier Megaton, whose surname is the most exciting thing about the film.

Dec 5, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I had less problems with the characters and more trouble with the actual action, which felt really antiseptic to me.

Dec 2, 2008

A mindless, silly waste of time.

Dec 2, 2008 | Full Review…

It's hard not to smile.

Nov 26, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

You know a series is in trouble when it begins mocking its own premise. Frank's obsessive rules about who, what and how he transports stuff are ruthlessly violated.

Nov 26, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Transporter 3

I didn't expect much at all, except some good fight scenes, a loose plot and action. It delivered. If you have seen the first two films, you know what to expect. It's more of the same.

Jon Lantz
Jon Lantz

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It's definitely my favorite entry in the series, managing to be the most serious and realistic in terms of storyline and action. Jason Statham proves himself to be the most powerful man to ever drive a car professionally, taking down anything in his warpath. I loved the addition of Natalya Rudakova, making for Frank's best love interest. Robert Knepper is also the best villain in the series, even though he doesn't do much physically he happens to be the most intimidating. It's a rare event in which the trilogy ends on a high note, this certainly does.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


not a bad movie but not a good one. it's got a simple plot and not much of a story but a lot of action. it's entertaining but it doesn't work nearly as well compared to the crank series which is far better. C+

Richard C
Richard C

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Third entry in this crap series of films. This by far the worst one in the series. So bad that I had to turn it off after 30 minutes. The actress that stathams with is very annoying and untalented, which made me shut this film off. Looking back, I can look at The Transporter series as a terrible action franchise. These films lack effective story, and they just attack the viewer with quick action scenes that confuses you and doesn't do anything very creative. This third entry in this lame series lacks, any wit or real drama that has made action films such as The Dark Knight great films. I love over the top action films, but The Transporter films are just a massive fail because it lacks anything very creative. If they make a fourth film, I'm definitely going to skip it.

Alex roy
Alex roy

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